MB’92 and Austal announce strategic partnership (12 September 2012)

Global shipbuilder and defence prime contractor, Austal, and Marina Barcelona 92 (MB’92), the largest shipyard in the Mediterranean, specialising in the refit and repair of superyachts, have signed a strategic partnership agreement to offer support services to the superyacht and high-speed vessel markets.

MB’92 and Austal believe the partnership will unlock significant value for both industries. As part of this agreement, Austal will provide naval architecture, engineering, aluminium fabrication, welding, pipe work and consultancy at MB’92.

«This partnership is an important step for MB’92 and forms part of the expansion plan of the shipyard,» says Henk Dreijer, commercial director of MB’92. «Austal has extensive naval architecture experience and is a leading builder of aluminium vessels for the private, commercial and defence sectors which will benefit our clients and will strengthen our position in the industry.»

Chief executive officer of Austal, Andrew Bellamy, comments, «Partnering with MB’92 is a significant milestone in the growth of Austal’s Global Support Services Business. MB’92 is a market leader with world-class facilities and we are absolutely delighted to be working together as strategic partners.» (Superyacht Business, 6 September 2012)

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